Friday, 18 July 2014

Nelson Mandela

A lovely and touching Google Doodle to celebrate what would be his 96th birthday.

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

As an inspiration, perfect. As a Celebrity Historical, too soon.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

So you meet your parallel universe self...

And they are so much cooler than you...

... happens to the star of You Me & Her thirty times.

That has to give a person issues.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Votes for women was only the beginning

Emmeline Pankhurst celebrated with Google Doodle on the, er, 156th anniversary of her birth. The Suffrage movement was a sea-change in politics here, with plenty of drama and action. And altering history so it failed... well, that change probably would not last much past the Great War, but changing the balance of equality could really mess with social history for the century since.

Meryl Streep is to portray Mrs. Pankhurst on film soon, but for Doctor Who, perhaps go for the Up The Women version played by Sandi Toksvig in an an enormous hat.

Monday, 14 July 2014

A hint of things to come?

If true, spoilers... for the new title sequence.

According to Bleeding Cool, the leaked scripts include a credit that the titles are based on an original idea by Billy Hanshaw.

Which is one of those great CGI artist fans who made a title sequence and put it online.

So we have a Doctor who wrote and drew for fanzines in his teens, and a title sequence based on fan art.

Nice.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

50 Years Of Doc Who

A video showing suitable-ish activities by the suggested American Doctors from this list.

I still prefer some of mine. Harrumph. (Especially Terry O’Quinn as Nine.)

But it’s nice work. And Gene Wilder certainly does wear some suitable hats.